Alice N. Teeny


January 15, 1926 - August 4, 2021

ALICE N. TEENY (BUSS), 95, died peacefully August 4, 2021 at home and went to be with Jesus.  She was born January 15, 1926, in Concordia, Kansas, the daughter of Derk and Ruby Buss.

Alice graduated from Washington High School of Portland, Oregon in 1945.  Following graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper until 1956 when she married Fuad Teeny. They lived in Corvallis and then Portland, Oregon before Fuad took a job in Seattle, Washington.  Alice lived on the same street from 1960 until 2018 until her health began to decline, and she was no longer able to care for herself and her disabled daughter, Melinda.

Alice was a long-time member of the Apostolic Faith Church, a pastor’s wife, and Sunday School teacher.  She loved to teach the 3 to 5 year-old children about Jesus.  Over the years, Alice and her husband opened their home to hundreds of people who shared in a home-cooked meal and great conversation.   

Alice also enjoyed baking, gardening, and reading. Her neighbors, friends, and family were often the recipient of her baked goods. Her garden was always ablaze with color from the many flowers she carefully planted and tended. An avid reader, she enjoyed books until her final days.

Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Fuad Teeny, her parents Derk and Ruby Buss, her sister Martha Buss, and Brothers, Roy, Earl, Alvin, and Melvin Buss.  She is survived by a sister, Elsie Litzenberger; her children, Sharon Pattee (John), Dr. Steven Teeny (Lynette), Rev. Nancy Hiatt (Rev. Daniel), David Teeny (Simona), John Teeny (Marla), Melinda Teeny; 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11:00am, August 14th at Cedar Park Church Main Sanctuary, 16300 112th Ave NE, Bothell, WA.

Public viewing will be from 1 to 4pm August 12th at the Chapel of the Resurrection, 16300 112th Ave NE Bothell WA, 98011